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KUALA LUMPUR, 6 January 2016 – Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Malaysia’s main gateway terminals, celebrated the historic achievement of Wan Hai Lines (M) Sdn. Bhd., a Taiwan based Shipping Line with 1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), handled in a single year at Northport for 2015.

“Wan Hai is the first Shipping Line in Northport to successfully hit 1 million TEUs in a single year. We are very pleased to be Wan Hai’s preferred hub for the Intra-Asia region and to be able to witness this historic milestone with them in 2015.” said Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Group Managing Director, MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC).  

Wan Hai commenced its Singapore/Malaysia service at Northport (then known as Klang Container Terminal or KCT) in June 1989 with only 7,500 TEUs handled in that year. Wan Hai has grown significantly ever since and now is Northport’s biggest customer in terms of container throughput.   

As of the third quarter of 2015, Northport registered more than 10% growth in container throughput against the same period last year. 

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib added, “Being one of the main gateway in Malaysia, Northport is responding positively to the nation’s economic demands. With the growth in economic activities, we are determined to be the key player in the terminal services and the prime mover to the nation’s economy. Northport will continue to improve and increase our capacity and capability under its expansion programme to ensure that our facilities and services are customer-centric. We are committed to fulfilling our customers’ needs and demands for adequate port facilities.” 

The celebration marked the first event for Northport under its new shareholdings structure.  In December 2015, MMC through its wholly-owned subsidiary, MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Port), completed the acquisition of 53.42% shareholdings in Northport’s holding company, NCB Holdings Berhad (NCB) from Permodalan Nasional Berhad and AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad. Subsequent to the completion of the acquisition, MMC has launched a Mandatory General Offer to acquire all the remaining shares in NCB not already owned by MMC Port. Based on the valid acceptances received as at 5 January 2016, the shareholdings of MMC in NCB, through MMC Port, is 92.58%.  

MMC owns a 100% equity interest in Johor Port and a 70% equity interest in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas. In addition to that, MMC also operates logistics and rail cargo businesses.  


Photo Caption: (Center right) Mr Johannes de Jong, Chief Operating Officer of MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd. handed a token of appreciation to Mr Ted Chen, Executive Director/Special Assistant to Chairman of Wan Hai Lines Ltd.

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Kontena Nasional Berhad (KNB) is Malaysia’s premier logistics company with 50 years of experience in logistics operations. KNB began operations in 1971 when containerisation was introduced to the country.

Since its inception, it has expanded its business from just container haulage to international freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, supply chain solutions, cold chain solution and Halal logistics.

Today, KNB is one of Malaysia’s largest one-stop logistics companies providing comprehensive logistics solutions customised to customer’s requirements.

For more information, please log on to www.kn.com.my.


MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses in Malaysia and abroad under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Industrial Development. Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics Division includes the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the Energy and Utilities Division, Malakoff Corporation Berhad is the largest Independent Power Producer in Malaysia and its subsidiary, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd is one of the leading environmental management companies in the country. Under Gas Malaysia Berhad, MMC is the supplier of reticulated natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia operating and maintaining 2,600 kilometres of Natural Gas Distribution System network. Through Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, MMC provides full-fledge water services using high technology treatment in Malaysia.

MMC’s Engineering Division has played a leading role on the elevated section as well as the main contractor for the underground work package for the 51-kilometre Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (“KVMRT”) Kajang Line including 9.5 kilometres underground works. Currently, MMC is the main turnkey contractor for the entire 52.2 kilometres KVMRT Putrajaya Line. MMC has also successfully completed the 329-kilometre Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project as well as the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (“SMART”) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

MMC is currently in the final stage of completing the Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant which will serve 920,000 Population Equivalent and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant which will supply 1,130 million litres of treated water per day.

MMC’s Industrial Development Division develops and manages approximately 5,000 acres of industrial developments namely Senai Airport City (“SAC”) and Tanjung Bin Industrial Park (“TBIP”) in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Northern Technocity (“NTC”) in Kulim Kedah. The SAC, TBIP and NTC developments come under the ambit of MMC’s Industrial Development Division, operating under three companies namely Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd.

In other business, through Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, MMC is the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – the southern aviation hub and an important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia and Kerteh Airport in Terengganu.


Please log on to www.mmc.com.my or call:

Nor Sazlenna Johan, Executive Corporate Communications, Kontena Nasional Berhad, tel: +6018 201 2286 / +603 7876 1933, email: noor.sazlenna@kn.com.my

Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad, tel: +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124, email: azlina.ashar@mmc.com.my